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No. 1 Independent Girls’ School in the Midlands at A Level – ISC data 2016

Results Whole School


Malvern St James is proud to announce that, following the publication of schools’ examination results data by the Independent Schools’ Council (ISC) and the Department for Education DfE, MSJ’s performance at A Level in 2015 was exceptional.

We are delighted to be ranked no. 1 among all schools in Worcestershire for the average point score per academic entry at A Level.

All schools in Worcestershire
Average Point Score per Academic Entry at A Level

1.   Malvern St James
2.   Bromsgrove School
3.   Royal Grammar School Worcester
4.   The King's School
5.   Saint Michael's College
6.   Malvern College
7.   The Chase
8.   South Bromsgrove High
9.   Haybridge High School and Sixth Form
10. Prince Henry's High School

We have also analysed the results in more detail revealing that Malvern St James achieved the highest percentage of A* and A grades at A Level among independent girls’ schools in The Midlands.

Independent Girls’ Schools in The Midlands (DfE region)
Percentage A* - A Grades at A Level

1.   Malvern St James
2.   Northampton High School GDST
3.   Edgbaston High School for Girls
4.   King's High School
5.   Nottingham Girls' High School GDST
6.   Saint Martin's
7.   Derby High School
8.   Ockbrook School
9.   Leicester High School for Girls
10. Highclare School

A comparison with all independent schools in the Midlands shows an equally impressive standing, with Malvern St James at number 2. The list below shows the top 10 schools in the area.

All Independent Schools in The Midlands (DfE region)
Percentage A* - A Grades at A Level

1.   King Edward's School, Birmingham
2.   Malvern St James~
3.   Hereford Cathedral School
4.   Warwick School
5.   Solihull School
6.   Pitsford School
7.   Northampton High School GDST
8.   Nottingham High School
9.   Edgbaston High School for Girls
10. RGS Worcester

Patricia Woodhouse, Headmistress, comments, “We are delighted with these results which are testament to the excellent teaching and enrichment we offer girls at Malvern St James. As well as pushing the girls’ learning forwards, we also look at stretching and challenging them ‘sideways’, to develop, the girls’ independent learning and information literacy skills; this undoubtedly leads to a fuller understanding of their subjects. We are also reaping the rewards of a rigorous Aspiration Programme which encourages girls to aim for some of the most competitive courses at the most sought-after universities in the UK and the world. All of our academic coaching is complemented by excellent pastoral care, helping to reinforce the need for healthy work-life balance. This is never an easy balance to strike, particularly as public examinations loom closer, but we maintain a clear focus on keeping girls grounded and calm. And of course, the biggest applause must go to the girls themselves – their determination and sense of purpose are ultimately the key factors in their success”.

Our Sixth Form is expanding and there are still limited places available for Year 12. You can find out more about the Sixth Form at MSJ by visiting the Sixth Form section of the website. If you would like to register your interest, please contact Admissions or use our enquiry form.



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